Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice
well its not entirely that simple. SOME hotmail users can use POP3 on the free version, they created the accounts when hotmail did support POP3 (many years ago)
We have found supporting this, that customers pre roughly-2002 (roughly some after this have had it working) who have used outlook to get their hotmail emails, are still able to configure it into a BIS account. I've also noticed that people who used to be on hotmail plus and have since gone back to free still have access also.
HOWEVER, we have had problems with some people who have had it configured in their BIS accounts, and have randomly stopped working, according to people who have got in touch with hotmail, and from google searching, that sometimes Microsoft will change something, or have an outage, or move the account to different servers, causing it to reset back to not being able to access it. They claim if its not paid for tough, you will have to pay for it!
So if you have accessed it remotely try it, it might work. Oh and one last thing, Hotmail has never used pop3, its alway http like outlook web access.